Certified Copies of Vital Records

Births

To order a birth certificate, you must know if the parents of the child on the certificate were married at the time of birth.  If the parents were not married, only those persons whose names are on the birth certificate may apply, and those persons must provide a copy of a picture ID.
To order by mail, send

  • The child’s name and date of birth
  • A check payable to Town of Plymouth for $15 times the number of certificates
  • A stamped self-addressed envelope

To order online click here.

For online orders of restricted birth records it is necessary to attach a photo ID to your order.

This office registers birth certificates only for persons born in Plymouth or persons whose mother’s stated residence is Plymouth on the birth certificate.

Marriages

To order a marriage certificate, you must know if the parents of both spouses were married at the time of the birth of the spouses.  If the parents were not married, only those persons whose names are on the marriage certificate may apply, and those persons must provide a copy of a picture ID.
To order by mail, send

  • The name of one or both spouses on the certificate and the date of marriage.
  • A check payable to Town of Plymouth for $15 times the number of certificates.
  • A stamped self-addressed envelope.

To order online click here.

For online orders of restricted marriage records it is necessary to attach a photo ID to your order.

Only couples who applied for their certificate in the Plymouth Town Clerk’s Office may apply for certified copies of Plymouth marriage certificates.

Deaths

To order a death certificate by mail, send

  • The name of the decedent and date of death
  • A check payable to Town of Plymouth for $15 times the number of certificates
  • A stamped self-addressed envelope.

To order online click here.

Certified copies of death certificates are available only for persons who died in Plymouth or whose residence was listed as Plymouth on the death certificate if they died in Massachusetts.

Certified copy requests by mail are generally processed on the day they are received.  For faster return service enclose packaging and stamps for express mail or other express service.

Online orders for certified copies are processed the next business day.

Certified copies for all vital records are available over the counter at the Town Clerk’s Office during business hours.

Genealogy

Please email Lisa O'Brien at LObrien@plymouth-ma.gov to confirm that the records you are requesting are recorded in Plymouth before ordering online.